My Top Visuals of 2020

There really are no words that sum up 2020, it was surprising, tragic, cruel,  eye opening, isolating, the list can go on. A lot of people I have talked to, including me, felt that they finally had the opportunity they had been working so hard for, in the palm of their hands but then Covid19 hit. It was like the universe was planning for a gigantic body slam and that exactly what it did. This year tore apart my being, I realized so much of my goals revolved around going to shows and collaboration.  It took me months, last week was where it really hit me, that I am a whole human being!!! Like who knew!!! A whole human that has personal goals and other passions that I was just ignoring pre 2020. In entrepreneur, hustle culture, we are taught, “KEEP YOUR FOCUS, PURSUE IT AT MAXIMUM SPEED, DON’T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE PRIZE!!!” BEEP BEEP 2020 BEEP BEEP, you are not a robot and you should take care of yourself as a whole human. I realized I was only caring for myself if it helped me in photography but that alone is making me unbalanced~unstable really. 

I have read more books this year than probably any year in my life, 4 to be exact, but I thoroughly enjoyed them and they taught me some valuable stuff! I also spent more time on my phone than necessary, what can I say Tik Tok has me wrapped around their finger, but i’m trying to get off. I want to say thank you to Harry Styles, driving during golden hour, listening to Golden really helped get through the days. I can’t forget One Direction, I gave them a piece of my brain and i’d like it back now. I also found the perfect song to edit to but i’ll shovel that one til next year. 

This year, I really went through a gradient map phase, I want to thank Bradley Hale for the pack he came out with, it is honestly life changing, you need it! I also took some time to get better at video editing. Thankfully I had some clips from 2019 to work with. The film borders and grain are from Ezra Cohen, everything he touches is gold. 

The hills and shadows just get me

VOTE !! This really got me back into graphic design

This project was my baby, I absolutely love how it came out and want to make more of these!

Roses - Album Cover potential!

This is a Feeling - just love the visual

What a cool edit for a cool gal!

The Japanese House - Dionne - These words actually changed my life

Now Now Iridescent

Show 1/3, this kid took a hit of his inhaler and then crowd surfed, what a legend!

I hate the beach but I stand in California with my feet in the sand

This is a Feeling - love the geometric shape

Beach based of Turnover’s Peripheral Vision

San Holo - M3F, 1/3 shows I went to this year

New edit, Album Cover potential

This sign is an icon to Tucson

I can’t end this year without acknowledging my privilege. I am so very lucky to have a roof over my head, a source of income, access to healthcare and supportive parents that made this year easier to navigate. My heart goes out to the innocent lives lost, the families impacted by their passing due to covid and police brutality. I only hope that we are progressing and putting the right people in power to make changes that will give BIPOC people the necessary equity to be equal. The fight isn’t magically over January 1st, we have to keep fighting for what is right and as my friend Harry Styles would say, treat people with kindness. <3 

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